The No. 8 Nebraska volleyball team finished a perfect weekend at home with a dominant 3-0 (25-14, 25-12, 25-13) sweep of Rutgers in front of a crowd of 8,332 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday night.
The Huskers improved to 18-6 overall and 9-5 in Big Ten play, while Rutgers fell to 6-21 overall and 0-14 in conference matches. The nation’s top defense held Rutgers to a .024 hitting percentage. The Huskers were also sharp offensively, hitting .427, their best mark in Big Ten play this season. Nebraska had 12 blocks and nearly doubled Rutgers in digs, 37-19. The Huskers did double Rutgers in aces, 6-3. Nebraska also had a 41-23 advantage in kills.
Mikaela Foecke had a solid all-around performance with 11 kills on .524 hitting with four blocks, four digs and four aces. Her four aces moved her past Allison Weston for ninth place in NU history with 123 career aces.
Nebraska will play its next four matches on the road, beginning at Iowa next Wednesday at 7 p.m.